Job title: Contracts Manager (Architecture & Design)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Industry: Architecture
Salary $120000 - $140000 per annum, Benefits: plus super
Reference: BH-13512
Contact name: Jarryd Knight
Contact email:
Job description
If you are an experienced contract negotiator and manager in the architecture and design realm this is the ideal role for you. 

Over see and drive agreements and negotiations of contracts in favor of this impressive design business within the commercial sector, while managing risks and liability to protect the business's interests. 

Work closely with both internal project teams and senior leadership including the legal team but importantly also with clients to understand their needs and contractual obligations. 

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the contracts portfolio from negotiation, administration and variations. 
  • Use the negotiation stages to foster stronger business relationships with clients and stakeholders. 
  • Mentor and coach internal teams on how to effectively negotiate contract terms and conditions. 
  • Keep project teams and leaders up to date throughout the project lifecycle on contract deliverables and risks. 
  • Maintain records of contract negotiation progress and status through regular reports to directors. 
  • Support the BDM team with client engagement and preparation of fee proposals. 
  • Work in a well respected and established design focused business working on projects both locally and internationally. 
  • Potential for part time role / flexibility. 
  • Dynamic role being both influential in a client facing and within the business team. 
Ideal candidate: 
  • Relevant degree level qualification in business management/commerce/architecture / interior design or equivalent experience.
  • Strong experience in negotiating commercial contractual agreements and contract administration.
  • Strong client account management experience, preferably in an architecture or interior design environment.
  • Detail-oriented and organized professional with strong communication skills both verbal and written. 
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and political acumen.
  • Approachable and collaborative working style with strong planning, highly organised and process driven outlook.
  • Experience with a CRM tool will be advantageous.
Next step:
If you meet the listed requirements, please contact Jarryd Knight (Senior Consultant | Architecture) 0411 829 376 or email with your resume and folio of work.